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Abusing Bible key verse... 
19th-Nov-2006 10:45 pm
It seems that the most widely abused Bible key verse in UBF is Matthew 6:33. The key verse is about "seeking first his kindgom and his righteousness". In UBF "seeking his kindgom and his righteousness" has been established as attending Friday meeting absolutely, attending weekly fellowship meetin absolutely, attending summer bible conference absolutely, attending easter conference absolutely, participating christmass drama absolutely, having 12 one to one absolutely, writig testimony absolutely, marriage by faith, obeying one's shepherd absolutely, sending out 100,000 missionaries etc..

This kind of UBF mindset is not unique. This kind of mindset is very popular among Korean churches and other cultic organizations. The problems is that UBFers have no doubt that things may not be "seeking his kingdom and his righteousness". In their effort to promote their business, UBF leaders practically narrowed the meaning of the Bible keay verse under religious subjectivity. So when they teach "seeking first his kindgom and his righteousness", they actually teach that "serving UBF", "partcipating in UBF work", and "obeying UBF system absolutely" are the same as or more importat than "seeking first his kindgom and his righteousness".
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20th-Nov-2006 05:35 am (UTC)
Since UBF leaders teach that "serving UBF" is more important than "seeking first his kindgom and his righteousness", they conclude that anyone who leaves UBF is a Satan and anyone who criticizes UBF is an enemy of God.

As we have seen in the discussion of Matthew 17:15-23, one cannot conclude that an individual or an organization is doing the will of God just because he or it carries out religious performances. In the passage, the evildoers pleaded with Jesus claiming that they prophesied in his name, and in his name drove out demons and performed many miracles. They must have carried 12 one to one and performed many miraculous wonders. But according to Jesus, they did not carry out the will of God.

UBF style marriage by faith is not carrying out the will of God. It is not "seeking his kingdom and his righteousness first" either. As Becky confesses in her life testimony, the UBF leaders did not seek his kindgom and his righteousness first in trying to force her to marry a UBF shepherd. Why would they want to do such a thing to a young person? How can they claim that they seek his kingdom and his righteousness first when they are conducting a marriage by force instead of a marriage by faith? How could they rebuke Becky for not seeking his kingdom and his righteousness first when in fact they should be rebuked?

Marriage by force is not seeking his kindgom and his righteousness first. It is seeking UBF business and UBF righteousness first. It is not seeking his kingdom and his righteousness first when a UBF leader criticizes topical Bible study to defend Dr. Samuel Lee's methodology. But I am sure Dr. Schafer did it because he was brainwashed to believe that defending Dr. Samuel Lee's methodology is seeking his kingdom and his righteousness first. But according to the Bible, he committed a great sin against God in his testimony. As Dr. Ahn claimed in his life testimony, is it really seeking his kingdom and his righteousness frist for a married woman to be separated from her husband to serve God's(?) ministry for nine years? In UBF it is. But in the Bible it is not. But Dr. Ahn is proud of his mom's sacrificial(?) life when in fact he should have questioned wheather or not his parents were really seeking his kingdom and his righteousness first.

UBFers do not seek his kingdom and his righteousness first. They seek UBF business and UBF righteousness first. They seek UBF honor and UBF glory. UBFers think that they are seeking his kingdom and his righteousness first because they carry out all kinds of religious performances in the name of seeking his kindgom and his righteousness first. But hidden in religious form is business mind with ambition to control followers absolutely.
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